Small Dam Removed on Royal River, ME
August 3, 2012
Portland Press Herald: With steel cables, a grip hoist and a lot of sweat, the first fish-passage restoration project on the Royal River got under way on Tuesday [July 31].
The 3-day project will remove a tumble of 25 massive granite blocks that once formed an old dam across the narrow back channel at Factory Island.
The effort joins local, state and federal agencies in a small but important project that supporters hope will encourage the removal of larger dams at East Elm Street and Bridge Street, said Landis Hudson, executive director of Maine Rivers.
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